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Matthew Garson

Senior Associate Solicitor

Biography

I am a Senior Associate solicitor and have acted for clients in the field of serious injury for over 13 years.

I handle a wide range of serious injury cases. These include brain and spinal injuries, amputation and fatal accident claims. I also act for clients who have suffered complex orthopaedic injuries, including children and the elderly. I’ve also worked on professional negligence cases against other solicitors. These arise from badly handled personal injury claims.

I am part of the leading personal injury team in Manchester which has secured excellent results for many clients over the years.

Testimonials

Matthew has "an excellent rapport with his clients" - Legal 500, 2017

"Sensitive to the needs of the wider family, who sometimes almost get ignored in the rush to make sure the client gets the right thing." - Chambers & Partners 2014

What Inspired You To Get Into Law

My interest in law came from my father's work as a GP, assisting in preparing regulatory or disciplinary cases for General Medical Council hearings. This and my interest in investigating cases led me to explore a career in law. Being keen to use my medical interest, when combined with a desire to help those who have been seriously injured, the result was a career in personal injury law.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role

The most rewarding aspect of my role is seeing the benefit to my clients that the law can provide when they have been seriously injured. This can be in the form of financial compensation, but mainly it is in seeing the positive effects rehabilitation can have after a life-changing injury. In one particular case, the appropriate rehabilitation allowed my brain injured client to transform his life as from what it was before I took over the case. He had been unwilling to speak to anyone by phone and a simple phone call from him towards the end of the case was one of my most rewarding moments.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I have been fortunate to work with a fantastic team for many years and have seen us grow as a department and an office into the leading personal injury team in Manchester. We have achieved many great results for our clients and when combined with the wider services that Irwin Mitchell can offer, I am confident that we can meet any client's needs, whatever situation they are in.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I am the proud father of a little girl who joined us in November 2017, so I don’t get much spare time anymore. I enjoy watching sport; I’m a season ticket holder at Bury FC and I follow Leeds Rhinos. I also enjoy travelling, and have been fortunate enough to visit many countries in Europe, several Pacific islands, USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. I spend most weekends helping to look after our two horses, who seem to create endless work! I am also heavily involved in the running of Headway Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn & Ribble Valley, being appointed Treasurer in 2012.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 14/03/2018
    Family Speak Out As Driver Who Killed Father-Of-Three Is Sentenced

    “Road safety is a cause we are passionate about as we see first-hand on a daily basis the impact that collisions can have on people’s lives – particularly vulnerable road users such as cyclists. “Unfortunately, this is a heartbreaking example of this and the consequences of failing to be fully aware of other road users while driving can be fatal and devastating. Due to Christian’s actions, three children will now have to grow up without their father. “Nothing is more important than your own safety and the safety of others on the roads. It is vital that people remember this when while driving, particularly on dangerous stretches of road. “The family ask that you please respect their privacy as they continue to try and rebuild their lives following their tragic loss.”

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  • 21/02/2018
    Family Speak Out After Driver Who Killed Mother-Of-Two Is Sentenced

    “The sentence handed down today sends a message to others that dangerous driving on the road is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. “Sadly the consequences of dangerous driving on the road were fatally highlighted on Boxing Day last year. “Nothing is more important than your own safety and the safety of others on the roads. It is vital that people remember this when while driving, particularly over the festive period, as we see first-hand on a daily basis the impact dangerous driving has on people’s lives. “With the criminal trial now over, we will continue to work with the family to ensure that Susan’s two adult-children, Leanne and Adam, receive the much-needed support they need going forward.”

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  • 16/02/2018
    Family Speak Out As Driver Pleads Guilty To Killing Father-Of-Three

    “Road safety is a cause we are passionate about as we see first-hand on a daily basis the impact that collisions can have on people’s lives – particularly vulnerable road users such as cyclists. “This case highlights the consequences of failing to be fully aware of other road users while driving can be fatal and devastating. Due to Christian’s actions, three children will now have to grow up without their father. “Nothing is more important than your own safety and the safety of others on the roads. It is vital that people remember this when while driving, particularly on dangerous stretches of road."

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  • 02/02/2018
    Family Speak Out After Driver Pleads Guilty To Causing Death Of Mother-Of-Two

    “The consequences of dangerous driving on the road were fatally highlighted on Boxing Day last year. “Nothing is more important than your own safety and the safety of others on the roads. It is vital that people remember this when while driving, particularly over the festive period, as we see first-hand on a daily basis the impact dangerous driving has on people’s lives. “Due to the actions of the defendant, two vulnerable adults are left without their mother and carer. We will continue to work with the family to ensure that Leanne and Adam receive the support they need going forward.”

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